I set two tables last week for a ladies' tea, but because I also entertained, I did not get any photos. So...I decided to set up luncheon tables at home with both settings out on the porch.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Monday, May 2, 2016
It's *that* time of year when the azaleas start blooming. Although, I have several varieties and colors that bloom over the course of several weeks, sometimes everything aligns and most of the azaleas and rhododendron bloom at the same time.
Monday, April 18, 2016
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
When I put together my spring home tour a couple weeks back, I found some older photos of the kitchen and couldn't believe the difference. I wanted to share so you can see what a huge difference mostly paint and cosmetic changes can make in a space.
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Monday, April 4, 2016
I have shared so much about the property we live on now -- as well as the old house that my dad grew up in here, and I have also mentioned that my grandmother came here from Florida, where her father was a founder of Dade/Palm Beach County, but I have never had many photos to share. She owned several properties that I never got to see, but my mother stumbled across the real estate listing for her "yellow house" in Pompano Beach, and I could not be more excited to get a glimpse into the past.
Her contractor/builder brother, George Porter, built the house in 1959, then Isabelle bought it as a vacation home. According to my grandfather's diary, they went down around the New Year in 1960 and enjoyed shopping and dining at the area's finest shops and restaurants-- including Miami's famous Fontainebleau. I can just imagine:-)
This is the only photo I had, and I was very curious to see what it looks like now.
Thursday, March 31, 2016
After all my excitement two years ago when Anne Gridley and Gary Graves came here to photograph our house, I thought the photos were not going to be published, but I was surprised to see them in the summer edition of Romantic Country Magazine.
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Welcome to the last day of 2016's Spring Home Tours, hosted by the adorable Marty at A Stroll Thru Life! I'm so excited to be part of the tour this year. If you are coming over from Refresh Restyle, you have already enjoyed Debra's beautifully elegant style.
I'm excited to welcome you to our home, which has taken on more of an eclectic Bohemian vibe in the last year or so.
Sunday, March 20, 2016
I have a friend, Alicia, who is always posting photos of the most gorgeous cookies, so when she offered to let me choose some, I jumped at the chance!
Sunday, March 13, 2016
I love pretty tablescapes, and spring certainly gets me in the mood to create a nice table -- especially when it's just warm enough to head out on the porch. Here are some of my favorites to welcome in a fresh new season.
This vintage Noritake Condoro is perfect for spring with its delicate floral pattern. Paired with colorful glassware and hot pink napkins, it makes a bold and modern statement.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Since it's March, I thought I better show y'all my winter mantel before it gets a spring makeover.
For me, everything comes down to finding that perfect element to bring everything together. Yesterday, I remembered the rose paper weight that belonged to my grandmother, and that was the crowning touch for my mantel.
Saturday, February 27, 2016
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
I have made a few changes to the dining room for winter and wanted to share the subtle Bohemian Chic vibe this space has taken on.
It all started with the mid-century painting my dad let me borrow, then I went in search of an affordable kilim to use as a table runner.
Monday, February 22, 2016
When I was a child, we had a close family friend build an addition on my parents' house as her summer residence. She had been a New York model in her younger days, and at that time lived in Tampa during the winter, and summered in the mountains of North Carolina. She owned a house in the mountains, but as she got older, she decided it would be better for her to be near my parents.
She was the coolest lady ever and had great style. She decorated this new addition with 1970s oranges, greens and some pretty cool accessories. I remember every single element, but especially the dining table she had built from a door. After painting the door orange, she had two square pedestals built as the base, which were covered in a floral "mod" fabric. Wicker chairs with cushions from the same fabric surrounded the table.
Over the table was a green wicker swag lamp. I thought that was pretty cool also and actually took it to my first college apartment after she has passed away.
After I moved away from home, it was soon relegated to my parents' basement.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Sunday, January 24, 2016
Thursday, December 24, 2015
Monday, December 21, 2015
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Monday, December 7, 2015
Today I am joining several other bloggers as part of A Merry Little Christmas Blog Hop, hosted by Pamela at From My Front Porch to Yours, so as soon as you are finished here, you need to head on over and see the other talented ladies who will be sharing lots of inspiration and ideas for you!
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Quite honestly, I am just a little obsessed with Turkish rugs and kilim pillow covers. But then, you all know that. So when I got the email from Unique Rug Store and Kilim Pillow Store about sponsorship, I jumped all over the opportunity.
Saturday, November 21, 2015
I know I usually steer clear of trends, but Moroccan wedding blankets are all the rage, and I really do love the look, but not the price.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
I have loved sparkly chandeliers since I was a child. My aunt Melissa had the most glorious one in her marble-tiled foyer, and I loved to walk down her stairs into the foyer pretending I was a princess. If I lived in her house, I'd probably still do the same thing every morning:-)